The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller
Summary: Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-'em to her regulars. But her life is soon upended when she discovers she and her free-spirited younger sister Kit stand to inherit the home and land of the town's beloved cake lady, Peggy Johnson. Kit, an aspiring - and broke - filmmaker, thinks her problems are solved when she and Nora learn Peggy was in the process of selling the land to a big-box developer before her death. The people of Guthrie are divided over the sale - some want opportunities the development will bring, while others are staunchly against any change - and they aren't afraid to leave their opinions with their tips. But Nora isn't quite ready to give up on Peggy's legacy and sell the land - complete with a charming farmhouse, an ancient apple orchard, and the clues to a secret life that no one knew Peggy led. Troubled by the tension, and confused by her growing feelings toward Elliot, the big-box developer's rep, Nora throws herself into solving the one problem that everyone in town can agree on: finding Peggy's missing dog, Freckles. When a disaster strikes the diner, the community of Guthrie bands together to help her, and Nora discovers that doing the right thing doesn't always mean giving up your dreams, or your chances for love.
The Adult Book Club provides an informal, congenial atmosphere for patrons over eighteen years of age to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting. Please feel free to attend even if you haven’t finished the book as long as you don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.
Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk.
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Program facilitated by: Karen Raymer